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Reviews for Headset adapter for ICOM, IC-A3, IC-A22, IC-A6, IC-A24, and IC-A14

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not bad, just not as advertised...

  • By don from Long Island NY USA on Tuesday, April 10, 2012
  • Pros: works as it should
  • Cons: junky connectors
  • Review: Works fine, though connectors were obviously made by the lowest bidder. connectors are bigger than they need to be and have exposed screws. should not have been advertised as the Icom adapter, but rather a lower-priced alternative.
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Feedback with Boswell headset

  • By Alan Eckert from Santa Fe, NM on Wednesday, January 09, 2013
  • Pros: Works fine on receive
  • Cons: Beware of RF feedback with cheap headsets
  • Review: The first time I used this with my Boswell headset, I got a feedback squeal when I attempted a radio check with the local control tower. One of my CFIs tried it with his higher-quality headset and had no problems. MyPilotStore suggested twisting the headset cord 2-3 times around the antenna, and indeed if you twist the cord tightly around the base of the antenna, it seems to work. Now, the Boswell headset is inexpensively built, and I suspect the headset cords are not insulated at all or poorly insulated. I see another user had this problem and used ferrite beads. Perhaps I'll try that. In any case, beware this problem, especially with inexpensive headsets and the ICOM unit.
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I had to replace the original part

  • By Wayne from Georgetown TX USA on Thursday, October 18, 2012
  • Review: An identical item came with the Icom A-24. It worked for a couple of years, then became intermittent and finally quite working. After considerable effort, the fault was found to be in the headset adapter, not in the radio or the headset. Since this is a simple wiring connector it is difficult how it can become inoperative with no broken wires.
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Sturdy cable, Needs PTT

  • By mike from springdale AR USA on Friday, October 02, 2009
  • Review: By itself this won't work with your headset. They should just go ahead and put a PTT switch on it. Be sure to buy the PTT switch, also.
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upsidedown

  • By william from Clearlake CA USA on Tuesday, May 13, 2014
  • Pros: It does connect the head set and ptt button.
  • Cons: difficult to use in my application
  • Review: Mechanically and electrically the adapter is fine. However to use the adaptor in my application it is made the wrong way over. I require the wires to point to the bottom of the radio not at the antenna. In my application this make it difficult to use.
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High price for what it is.

  • By RV3 Ghost Rider from White Heath IL USA on Monday, November 09, 2015
  • Pros: functions as designed
  • Cons: Adapter wire is too thin, stress and strain relief insufficient.
  • Review: My pilot store as this product listed cheapest for 2015 in comparison to everybody else online, you can't beat the deal.

    $40 seems a bit high priced for Icom adapter cord, especially considering that it's not made heavy duty and not well-suited for a cockpit environment Where cords are yanked it pulled on every flight.

    Having said that there are absolutely no problems with the cord it functions as designed.

    Shipping was prompt checkout was easy.

    In summary nothing wrong with the cord works just fine shipping was fast but I give it three stars I just think the cord could provide better stress and strain relief and wire could actually be a little bit heavier duty Considering spending $40.
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necessary piece of "adapt"

  • By A Customer from appleton WI USA on Sunday, October 25, 2009
  • Review: I find it does not maintain a good connection when pluged into my ICOM A14. Walking around my shop just testing it, it will break contact at times. I have not tested it in the outside envirnment of my powered parachute yet.
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